Shark fin soup is served as a delicacy in many Chinese restaurants in the US, where the dish is seen as a status symbol. It's frequently also served at weddings and large gatherings in the Chinese community.
But the practice of finning sharks is nothing short of brutal. Sharks are caught at sea, their fins are sliced off and they are then thrown back into the ocean where they bleed to death or drown. Millions of sharks are killed annually.
The decline of sharks affects the entire ocean ecosystem. It's time we got shark fin soup off the menu at prominent New York restaurant Golden Unicorn.
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